Reed Hastings Discusses Glass Onion, Dave Chapelle, and More

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings discussed Glass Onion, Dave Chappelle, and more during an appearance at the New York Times DealBook conference. On the Glass Onion box office, Hastings said the following (via Deadline): “It’s a promotional tactic for the streaming service. We are not trying to build a theatrical business.” The CEO also admitted to Netflix leaving money on the table. Talk to anyone and they’ll tell that this film would have made north of…

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Hannah Einbinder and Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Antisemitism

Unlike Jon Stewart, it was Hacks star Hannah Einbinder nailing it in her Instagram story commenting on Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue. Hannah Einbinder’s Instagram story is in the below photo: The text of her story follows: Yeah, the Chappelle monologue was littered with antisemitism. He did it masterfully. He used a genius technique: two truths and a lie. What I mean by that is, bigoted people will often couch their bigotry in a degree of…

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SNL Brings Back Dave Chappelle And He Gets Antisemitic

Saturday Night Live (SNL) decided to bring back transphobic comedian Dave Chappelle and he reinforced antisemitic stereotypes. During his monologue, Chappelle said he denounced antisemitism while proceeding to reinforce antisemitic stereotypes. The only reason why I know this is from the news alerts and social media outrage. Outside of the recent Paul Rudd episode during the Omicron surge, I’ve been largely boycotting Saturday Night Live because of Michael Che’s open transphobia during Weekend Update but…

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Has A LGBTQ Representation Problem

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever joins Avengers: Endgame among the Marvel Studios films with LGBTQ representation problems. The following contains spoilers for the recently released sequel. If you haven’t seen the new film yet, please stop reading now. Here we go again. They always remove quick moments in countries that do not allow LGBTQ representation. It happened in Avengers: Endgame during the first scene after the cutaway to 2023. What is happening in Black Panther: Wakanda…

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Kyrie Irving Finally Apologized But The Damage Is Done

Kyrie Irving has finally apologized in a post on Instagram but the damage is already done after previous opportunities to do so. His apology came hours after another media session where he was unable to unequivocally say he wasn’t antisemitic. When someone asks you a yes or no question like this, the correct answer is no. The correct answer is always no. If the answer is yes, it is going to pose a major problem.…

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Twitter And How Hollywood Uses It Will Change

With a mass exodus starting after Elon Musk acquired Twitter, both studios and publicists will have to rethink how they use the platform. I first heard of Twitter in what was probably 2008-09. I distinctly remember sitting at a Shabbos dinner saying that I will never ever sign up for Twitter. In classic comedic fashion, I signed up that month because it was helpful in landing tickets to the promotional film screenings. The rest is…

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Antisemitism Is A Virus And Must Be Called Out

The rise in antisemitism in the United States has put Jews on the edge in recent years but it was Kanye West that led to many speaking out. It’s sad that it took Kanye West and a banner on the 405 in LA to get celebrities and everyone else talking. Where were they last May when there were protests outside of shuls and Holocaust museums? Where were they when Jews–especially visible Orthodox Jews–have been getting…

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Graham Norton Is Right About John Cleese, Accountability

Graham Norton is absolutely right when it comes to John Cleese, comedians, and accountability for one’s actions in this era. Norton made his appearance while sitting down in conversation with Mariella Frostrup during the Cheltenham Literature Festival. It’s not surprising to see Graham Norton talking about the Monty Python comedian. In recent years, Cleese has signed a letter in support of transphobic author J.K. Rowling. Most recently, he just signed on for the right-wing GB…

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David Zaslav Shows Importance of Physical Media

David Zaslav is still in the early months as Warner Bros. Discovery CEO but his legacy is going to be the importance of physical media. Cancelling Batgirl and Scoob were only the start for the WBD CEO. What he is doing is dangerous and is setting a bad precedent. If canceling films were not enough, HBO Max is pulling content left and right from the streaming service. Many of which, in recent weeks, have been…

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Batgirl, Racism, and Transphobia

In the days following the cancellation of Batgirl, it became more than apparent that racism and transphobia played a role. Prior to logging offline for Shabbos, I started seeing social media leaking the film’s plot and test screening reviews. As a transgender woman let alone film/TV critic, I couldn’t be more surprised by what I saw. The fact of the matter is I don’t like that my gut instinct was right: racism and transphobia were…

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